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Chinese student testimonials

There is no one better placed to tell you about living and studying at Loughborough than our current students.

Here you can see what some of our current Chinese students have to say about studying at Loughborough University.

Baoling Feng

MSc Banking and Finance at Loughborough University

Ariel Yu

Undergraduate Student

Hengyi Huang, Msc. Construction Management

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University?

Loughborough University ranks high in the UK for British and construction management. The cost of living in Loughborough is low and the transportation system is very good. The University provides excellent help for international students. It covers all areas, the language, your cv and support services. 

How have you found your Loughborough experience?

My experience at Loughborough University is very good.  Firstly, Loughborough ranks high in UK. Moreover, people in Loughborough are very kind, they will help solve your problems enthusiastically. The cost of living in Loughborough is relatively low and the transportation system is good. We have shuttle bus around school campus every five minutes.  Almost all facility are available in the university such as the dining hall, the school clinic, and playground. Loughborough University is a competitive university in sports. We have several large stadiums and gyms. Also, the university provides good service for international students, such as language tutorials, cv modification and library services. The most convenient facility is the wireless internet, covering all over campus. All in all, it is a good experience living here. 

Lu Li, MA Media and Culture Analysis

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University?

Because the program of Media at Loughborough University is ranked top 5 in UK, and Loughborough University is an excellent university both in terms of research and students’ satisfaction.

How have you found your Loughborough experience?

It's been a really amazing experience, teachers are responsible and students are friendly. The campus is very safe and secure. Notably, the sports facilities are pretty good. What’s more, there are many international opportunities because students come from a wide range of countries. To sum up, I highly recommended it to anyone who wishes to go overseas.

 

TINGTING XU, Msc Business Analysis and Management

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough?

As an international student from China, I am particularly interested in the globalization of business and the effect of this on economics worldwide. After the application of the reform program and implementation of an ‘open-door’ policy in China, international business has played a major role in the Chinese economy and also been one of the hottest topics within the global economy in recent years. These measures have brought about more credible new business patterns which has in turn enabled people to establish international business relationships with China and to transfer products and technologies more efficiently than ever before and in different ways; all of which I find absolutely interesting. 

How would you describe life at Loughborough?

A good place to study and a lot interesting societies you can join things like salsa, pottery. The location of Loughborough is nearby Leicester, Nottingham and you can go shopping in those cities around 15mins by train. Loughborough is famous for sport, so it’s also a good chance to learn some sports if you are free. I recommend study swimming, it’s invaluable.

Siji (Ariel) Yu, BA Communication and Media Studies

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough?

Loughborough has a good reputation in league tables for both overall and subject areas. I also heard that Loughborough has the best student experience, biggest and beautiful campus and Olympic standard sports equipment. Furthermore, I prefer to study in a small town rather than big city.

How would you best describe Loughborough to a prospective student?

Loughborough offers you a great student experience and opportunities for both academic learning and knowledge for life. There are plenty of support departments such as nice dining hall, career centre, student support centre and so on to take good care of you. There are societies and parties for you to get involved, make friends and feel welcome. There are even events specialised for international students such as Chinese New Year, Diwali celebration.

It's a good place to study and live, you can make a lot of friends from different countries touching different cultures. Here at Loughborough I have been learning my course using state-of-art technology. The teachers and students are so nice and are willing to help you in study or in life. I really love it here and try to help others who need help.

Shaxiaosi Zhang, MSc. Construction Management

Marketing and Management Student, Su, has been working as a Loughborough University student ambassador.

You can read more of her experiences here

Karen Liu

Originally a journalism graduate, Jing Liu (Karen), graduated from Loughborough University London with an MA in Media and Creative Industries.

She also received the Dean’s Award for Enterprise to help fund her studies.

What were you doing before you joined Loughborough?

Before I joined Loughborough, I was working in the Beijing branch of a U.S. media company as an Assistant Producer, with the main responsibility of coordinating its video production and daily operation. This involved arranging interviews and editing media. My previous Master's course focused on the theory of journalism, so I wanted to widen my outlook on the media and creative industries.

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?

I was looking for a university considering both the programme and its location. Loughborough University London provided a well-organized media programme and is in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Moreover, I was attracted by the various scholarship schemes that it offered.

How has Loughborough University London inspired you and helped you to progress in your career?

I found the programmes at Loughborough University London valuable both academically and practically. The University prepared us for future challenges by creating its employability services with CV writing skills, video assessment and mock panel discussions etc., which are essential procedures for any job application.

The most important draw for me as I look back at my studies, was the extremely well organised Media and Creative Industries programme. The structure of the programme is really well developed – great overview of subject areas, enterprise skills, employability skills (so important for the future), video assessments, job applications... When I started applying for internships, the steps are identical to the Skills Check process. It made me feel more confident.

Would there be one piece of advice that you would give to prospective students looking to study the same course that you did?

It is vital to get involved in all the different events on campus - they really enrich your student experience.

Did you take part in any extra-curricular activities during your studies? If so, how did this impact upon your Loughborough experience?

As my programme encourages students to participate in real life media practice, I initiated a photography project called Honest You, which explores the relationship between makeup and female self-acceptance. This is an on-going project that reflects my interests in gender issues and portrait photography.

Moreover, I was active in different entrepreneurial competitions and events when I was studying. My business proposal was the winner of the Postcard Competition held by Loughborough University London and one of the finalists in the Launch-it! competition at the East Midlands campus.

I have had great moments studying in Loughborough University London and I am looking forward to staying in touch with the University and alumni for future co-operation.

Are there any hidden gems on the campus or in London that you would recommend to future students?

As an overseas student, I would say living in London means plenty of opportunities to meet with interesting people and expand the possibilities of your life. However, I guess these are not hidden gems to many people.

How did you fund your studies?

I received the Dean's Award for Enterprise to help fund my studies, which covered 90% of my tuition fees plus business mentoring support.

Describe what it is like to be a postgraduate, and how this differs from undergraduate studies.

In my opinion, taking a postgraduate course requires more independent thinking and researching than undergraduate studies. One of our professors said that the student should be the one who tells the tutor and classmates about a certain topic after thorough study, instead of simply listening to what the professors have to say.

Tell us more about the company you are working for currently

At the moment, I am working on my own business project called Harkii, which is a creative brand that aims to supply professionally generated content in independent audio industry, with a long-term goal of building a knowledge-sharing community for independent producers where the value of excellent works and practice is fully appreciated.

Tell us about your career journey so far

As the founder of Harkii, I have been involved with its early preparation and incorporation. I will oversee its content production and marketing in the future as well.

What do you love the most about your job?

It seems that multimedia producer and company director are two completely different roles, but they share the common task of tackling problems in a constantly changing environment. The journey full of unknown challenges is what I love most in my job.

What does the future hold for you?

I felt proud of my work after the University accepted my business proposal and endorsed me for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa.

What was your reaction when you found out you received 90% scholarship?

Happy – disbelief. I prepared so much for the award, but had no idea I would win!

What are the benefits of the scholarship programme?

The obvious benefit is that the scholarship meant that I was able to pursue further study. I was desperate to study and had so much potential but couldn't afford it without the scholarship.

There's also the support factor - having people and professionals that support me to reach my entrepreneurial goals released some of the burdens of starting a new business. The whole experience was so much more than just studying.

The London location was also a definite benefit! London has a rich culture of resources, diversity, different opportunities, and different talents from all over the world. It’s a great city for business opportunities.